Garry K. Thomas
With a focus on family law, Garry specializes in the complex financial issues that arise from a relationship breakdown, including determination of guideline income and the quantum of child support or spousal support payable (retroactively or prospectively), valuations of corporate interests, and division of real property, pensions and other financial assets.
Garry also practices in the areas of civil litigation, plaintiff personal injury and wills and estates. Garry has appeared at all levels of court in the province of British Columbia, including numerous appearances before divisions of the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Although Garry specializes in litigation, he is also skilled at negotiating favourable results for his clients and removing the need to go to court wherever possible. In both his family and civil litigation practice, when necessary, Garry retains various experts and professionals to assist him with complex files. These experts may include business valuators, chartered accountants, psychologists, actuaries, and other professionals who may assist in obtaining the best result for his clients.
Garry graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in 1984. After practicing in Ontario for several years, he returned to British Columbia and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1994. Garry practiced at a leading British Columbia law firm for many years before starting his own practice.
Garry has mentored junior lawyers by serving in the Law Society of British Columbia’s “fireside chats” program, and also by volunteering his services to the Professional Legal Training Course (PLTC) – the Bar admission program in British Columbia.
Education and Bar Admission:
- Bachelor of Arts: Simon Fraser University, 1981
- LL.B.: Osgoode Hall Law School, 1984.
- Called to the Bar: Law Society of British Columbia and Law Society of Upper Canada